Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

Welcome to Varied Expressions of Worship

This blog will be written from an orthodox Christian point of view. There may be some topic that is out of bounds, but at present I don't know what it will be. Politics is a part of life. Theology and philosophy are disciplines that we all participate in even if we don't think so. The Bible has a lot to say about economics. How about self defense? Is war ethical? Think of all the things that someone tells you we should not touch and let's give it a try. Everything that is a part of life should be an expression of worship.

Keep it courteous and be kind to those less blessed than you, but by all means don't worry about agreeing. We learn more when we get backed into a corner.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Opus 2013-9: New Terms: Chastity, part 2 of 5, Compromise, Chastity and Church

Chastity is God’s standard for our sexual side.  It is not a ban but a boundary.  It does not say “No, never!”  It says, “Here, yes!  Enjoy and rejoice!”  It says that in spite of what you may have heard.  There is no middle ground.

Increasingly, that standard is being disregarded.  That is to be expected in the world outside the church.  The pagan and secular world has always ignored God’s standards when not mocking them.   The disaster we are seeing is that it is being abandoned and ignored even inside the church.  The Bible gives clear blue-prints of our sexual relationships.  The design of God is a front line issue in the conflict between God and Satan, between the true church and the contemporary culture.  It is the difference between Christians and Xians.  The lines are clear but they are being ignored.

To be continued...

homo unius libri

1 comment:

Comments are welcome. Feel free to agree or disagree but keep it clean, courteous and short. I heard some shorthand on a podcast: TLDR, Too long, didn't read.